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INTRODUCTION
James: Adjectives Frequently Used in Slang Expressions
James: Hi everyone, and welcome back to JapanesePod101.com. I'm James.
Risa: And I'm Risa!
James: This is Must-Know Japanese Slang Words and Phrases, Season 1, Lesson 15. In this lesson you'll learn adjectives frequently used in slang expressions.
James: We will introduce the most popular slang adjectives. Maybe you have heard of some of them if you've had a chance to converse with Japanese young people.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
James: The expressions you will be learning in this lesson are:
Risa: やばい (yabai)
Risa: うざい (uzai)
Risa: きもい (kimoi)
Risa: はずい (hazui)
James: Risa, what's our first expression?
Risa: やばい (yabai)
James: literally meaning "risky." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "bad, awesome, oh my God."
Risa: [SLOW] やばい [NORMAL] やばい
James: Listeners, please repeat.
Risa: やばい
[pause - 5 sec.]
James: Use this slang expression when you want to describe a great situation. It's widely used both in positive and negative meanings.
James: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Risa: [NORMAL] この新しい曲、やばいよ! [SLOW] この新しい曲、やばいよ!
James: "This new song is awesome!"
Risa: [NORMAL] この新しい曲、やばいよ!
James: Okay, what's the next expression?
Risa: うざい (uzai)
James: literally meaning "annoying." And when it's used as a slang expression, it means the same.
Risa: [SLOW] うざい [NORMAL] うざい
James: Listeners, please repeat.
Risa: うざい
[pause - 5 sec.]
James: Use this slang expression when you want to describe unpleasant feelings for a person or thing, like "annoying" or "troublesome." It's an abbreviation for...
Risa: うざったい (uzattai),
James: which has the same meaning.
James: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Risa: [NORMAL] ネットの広告って、マジうざい。 [SLOW] ネットの広告って、マジうざい。
James: "Internet ads are really annoying."
Risa: [NORMAL] ネットの広告って、マジうざい。
James: Okay, what's our next expression?
Risa: きもい (kimoi)
James: literally meaning "gross." And when it's used as a slang expression, it means the same.
Risa: [SLOW] きもい [NORMAL] きもい
James: Listeners, please repeat.
Risa: きもい
[pause - 5 sec.]
James: Use this slang expression when you want to describe unpleasant feelings for a person or thing, like "gross" or "disgusting." It's an abbreviation for the phrase...
Risa: 気持ちが悪い (kimochi ga warui),
James: which has the same meaning.
James: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Risa: [NORMAL] うわっ!この虫、ゴキブリみたいできもい。 [SLOW] うわっ!この虫、ゴキブリみたいできもい。
James: "Ew! This bug is like a cockroach. How gross!"
Risa: [NORMAL] うわっ!この虫、ゴキブリみたいできもい。
James: Okay, what's the last expression?
Risa: はずい (hazui)
James: literally meaning "embarrassing." And when it's used as a slang expression, it means the same.
Risa: [SLOW] はずい [NORMAL] はずい
James: Listeners, please repeat.
Risa: はずい
[pause - 5 sec.]
James: Use this slang expression when you want to indicate that someone is embarrassed or something is embarrassing. It's an abbreviation of the word...
Risa: 恥ずかしい (hazukashii),
James: which has the same meaning, but is not used in serious situations.
James: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Risa: [NORMAL] 私、勘違いしちゃって、超ハズい。 [SLOW] 私、勘違いしちゃって、超ハズい。
James: "I got it wrong and I'm really embarrassed."
Risa: [NORMAL] 私、勘違いしちゃって、超ハズい。
QUIZ
James: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the expressions you just learned? I will describe four situations, and you will choose the right expression to use in your reply. Are you ready?
James: There is a fly that keeps buzzing around you, you can say:
[pause - 5 sec.]
Risa: うざい
James: "annoying"
James: When you are deeply moved by the movie, you could say:
[pause - 5 sec.]
Risa: やばい
James: "bad, awesome, oh my God"
James: If you feel embarrassed when your friend praises you extravagantly, you can say:
[pause - 5 sec.]
Risa: はずい
James: "embarrassing"
James: He often watches the girl with a leering eye. She could say he is:
[pause - 5 sec.]
Risa: きもい
James: "gross"

Outro

James: There you have it; you have mastered four Japanese Slang Expressions! We have more vocab lists available at JapanesePod101.com so be sure to check them out. Thanks everyone, and see you next time!
Risa: またね!

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